Del Rosario Jr.: Education and entrepreneurship
(The Daily Guardian is running a series on the speakers of the 1st Iloilo City Business Summit themed “Innovative and Sustainable Development for Growth” on July 29, 2011 at the Kalantiao Hall of Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center. TDG is a media partner of the summit.)
RAMON R. del Rosario, Jr. is the president and chief executive officer of PHINMA Corp. (formerly Bacnotan Consolidated Industries, Inc.) and Philippine Investment Management, Inc., two affiliated companies with investments in education, housing, energy, business process outsourcing, hotels, financial services, and steel roofing.
He is also vice-chairman of Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp., chairman of the educational institutions under the PHINMA Education Network– University of Pangasinan, University of Iloilo, Araullo University, and Cagayan de Oro College, and of Microtel Inns and Suites (Pilipinas), Inc., United Pulp and Paper Co., Inc., TA Renewable Energy Corporation, AB Capital and Investment Corporation, Toon City Animation, Inc., PHINMA A&E Outsource Corp., and PHINMA F&A Outsource Corp.
He also serves on the Boards of Directors of Ayala Corporation, Holcim Philippines, Inc. and Roxas Holdings, Inc., which are listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, and of other PHINMA companies.
Del Rosario served as the Philippines’ secretary of finance under President Fidel V. Ramos from 1992 to 1993. He served previously as chairman and chief executive officer of AsianBank Corp., chief financial officer of San Miguel Corp. and director in Petron Corporation, Meralco and Ayala Land, Inc..